As the reporter walks towards the ‘heart to heart’ centre at Wuse District Hospital, she thinks: “if truly a drug to prevent one from getting infected with HIV exists, why then are about 1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV?” On getting to the centre, the reporter explains to the nurse that she “may have been […]

Congolese opposition figure Franck Diongo received a rousing welcome as he was freed from the Makala prison on Saturday. It’s his first taste of freedom draped in the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The president of the Lumumba Progressive Movement is one of the beneficiaries of the presidential pardon by Félix Tshisekedi. Diongo […]

Gunmen temporarily seized an army base in Central Mali, Reuters reported on Sunday citing a local mayor. The attack in the Mpoti region also led to the death of 16 Malian soldiers. The base was burned with reports indicating that arms had also been taken. Mali’s central government continues to battle with insurgent groups largely […]

On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. It remained the most quoted source for hours before the flier, Ethiopian Airlines, confirmed with further details […]

On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. It remained the most quoted source for hours before the flier, Ethiopian Airlines, confirmed with further details […]

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party (ANC) has been widely criticised for a submitting a list of potential parliamentarians that includes tainted politicians from the era of former president Jacob Zuma. President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose pledge to tackle corruption is a centerpiece of the ANC’s election campaign, is first on a list of the […]

Mozambique’s weather service has warned that heavy rain will continue to batter Beira and surrounding areas until Sunday. The UN warned of damage to crops, “including about 168,000 hectares (415,000 acres) of crops already impacted by flooding in early March, which will undermine food security and nutrition”. Mozambique and Malawi, two of the poorest countries […]

ANALYSIS By Karolien De Bruyne, Ku Leuven and Wouter Bam, Stellenbosch University Like other mineral producing countries, South Africa has considered implementing beneficiation policies to stimulate development. Beneficiation entails the transformation of a mineral (or a combination of minerals) to a higher value product. It’s therefore about the downstream processing of a mineral product – all the way […]

Namibia on Wednesday joined a growing number of nations and airlines around the world to ban Boeing’s 737 Max from operating at any of its airports. The Namibian authorities’ decision follows the calamitous crash of the specific aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines on Sunday that resulted in the tragic death of 157 passengers and crew. […]

AHEAD of the inauguration of the 9th Senate and the election of the presiding officers, the Presidency, yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere in the choice of the leaders as he would allow the principle of Separation of powers to prevail. The Presidency has, however pleaded with the lawmakers as they get […]


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